Hello!!! I am finally here to share about my 24th birthday celebration and the wedding proposal that took place last December. We took a while as we had to wait for the photos that came from the photographer (it took one month) and then the video to be settled as Roy and I were busy with work and didn’t have time to confirm the video editing with the videographer. But all is settled now so I’ll share about what went on and the details leading up to the wedding proposal. There were so many things that happened, I don’t even know where to start??
This will be a lengthy + wordy post so if you don’t like words, just scroll through for the pictures and video at the end.
Roy brought me for a 4D3N stay at Amara Sanctuary hotel for my birthday celebration. You can read about my previous birthday celebration at Amara Sanctuary here.
We checked in on Christmas day (25th December 2014). I found out Roy booked the place for 3-4 days and I was like whutttt! That’s a lot of money!! But I didn’t think it was gonna be a wedding proposal since we spoke about it and I always thought it was gonna be in year 2015. On that day, Roy passed me a box with a card that said we were going out to buy my birthday dress.
And I thought it wasn’t gonna be easy ‘cos I always have to alter my dresses and it’s hard to find a perfect dress for me without alteration. Nonetheless, I wanted to keep the fun going so we headed out to Vivo City, the nearest shopping centre. We trawled through all the shops (Forever 21, Forever New, Topshop, Kiss Jane, etc) but left empty-handed. Nope, no birthday dress for me! I was quite dejected so we left.
On the actual day of wedding proposal (26th December), I woke up at 5am-6am to the sound of the rain outside. I didn’t have a good sleep and so we headed out early to Kith Cafe for breakfast. For some reason, everything didn’t feel right that day. Something also cropped up in the office and I was very frustrated. We had to return to the hotel room to use the laptop and settle the office stuff first. So the office problem + my lack of sleep made me very angsty the entire day.
Roy insisted for me to find my birthday dress I didn’t know why.
We made our way to Vivo City in search of my birthday dress again but to no avail. I was very upset and demoralised at my body because it was very hard for me to find a perfect dress that could fit. They were either fitting, but too long, or short enough for me but loose at the sides & waist. I was very sad la. 🙁 So I gave up on it.
Roy brought me to do my nails at Far East but he didn’t book any appointment. As it was Christmas season, we had to wait 1-3 hours for a slot to do my nails. Okay so after walking to 5 nail salons and getting rejected, I was burnt out already.. We made our way to Shunji Matsuo 313 (my hair sponsor) to style my hair. I was wondering why the need to style my hair and do my nails. Jerry, my hair stylist, told me everything will get better later.
This was Roy the entire day:
This was me:
Halfway through I found out there was going to be a surprise at the hotel because it slipped out of Roy’s Mom’s mouth hahaha. It was quite funny, she even called me again and told me not to tell Roy. Okay so I found out that Roy’s 2nd brother (Keon) drove my sister, Kay, to the hotel to set-up and decorate the place. Didn’t suspect a single thing about the wedding proposal still wtf. I purely thought it was gonna be a birthday surprise?!?!
Roy admitted that my friends were already at the hotel doing up the place. After that I wanted to change but we couldn’t go back to the hotel because my friends were there preparing the place.
This is how the entrance to the terrace looks like.
Gerbera > roses
I think Noob and Hanisa were talking about me. I even whatsapped Hanisa about how bad the entire day was and “I hope it’s not the wedding proposal today!” Hanisa even replied, “no la I don’t think so, probably just dinner.”
Yes my friends are good liars, I’m quite sure.
Alvin and Lisa (my university mates) who previously appeared in my Dublin blogpost.
Oh look who’s this suave looking tall mannequin. Oh okay, the first male Singaporean who walked for Armani in Milan last month. Andee flew back to Singapore from KL just for this. #sotouched
Fussing over my pony pinata.
The flower pom poms were sooo pretty.
Roy bought all the wedding proposal props from Give Fun (http://www.givefun.com.sg/).
So we went home.. Yep if you know where I stay, it is a 40mins drive away from Vivocity. My mom called me randomly and told me she was going out. Roy said they were going to catch a movie.
At home, I saw my Mom, elder sister and maid all dressed up and preparing to head out. I asked, “你们要去哪里？” (where are you guys going to?). To which my Mom replied that they were attending my uncle’s birthday party. If I didn’t remember wrongly, my uncle’s birthday was to be held the following week.
SO WEIRD RIGHT HAHA. 1) Roy said my mom was going to watch a movie. 2) But my mom said she was attending my uncle’s party. WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!
Anyway I was happy because all my friends were gonna be celebrating my birthday so I quickly changed and put on makeup. I even asked Roy if there was food and we should order pizza and have a pizza pool party!! HAHAHAH damn gong hor.
Fast forward: We returned back to the hotel and I saw my brother’s car parked outside. Okay lor so I thought my whole family was coming to celebrate my birthday lor.
At the carpark, Roy covered my eyes because I had to keep up with the birthday surprise (that I knew my friends were there for my birthday) and I was like, “eh later how I act surprised when I see my friends ah?!!” HAHAHAH WHEN I WAS THE ONE BEING DUPED INTO THIS. (I thought only Min, Lynette, Atiqah and Hanisa were gonna be there)
While walking to our room and grabbing Roy’s arm, I heard some camera snapping away then I was thinking “wtf today is the wedding proposal?!!?!?! OH GOD!!”
Here were the thoughts in my mind while blindfolded:
1) “wtf wtf the wedding proposal is happening now?!?!”
2) “fuck my hair is messed up by the blindfold”
3) “oh shit did I put on enough makeup!?!”
When we reached the entrance of my room, I was greeted by all my bestfriends (Atiqah, Hanisa, Lynette, Min) + Andee who travelled back to Singapore from KL the night before. This guy, was still texting me the previous day about being bored in KL ladada, whatever stuff. But he was actually on the way back OMG.
Okay then we sang the birthday song but Roy disappeared later lololol. Yeah he must have gone to prepare for the The Wedding Proposal.
Took some pictures and they led me into the room.
*Plays cheesy proposal video to induce some tears*
I was led to the pool by my Dad and then I saw the golden foil balloons that read “MARRY ME”. My vision was blur because I wasn’t wearing astig lenses so I couldn’t figure out the people holding the balloons but once I did, I saw those familiar faces. Even my best friends from sec 1-2, Audrey & Tina were there happily waving at me. Then I saw Noob & James, who were both texting me the entire day. And also Lisa & Alvin. All the people whom I hold close to my heart were there. That was when I really teared. :’) So touched that they made time for this, some even rushed down from work (Tuas to Sentosa is no joke).
Of course, I said yes.
At this point the photographer kept requesting us to do the YAY! sign and we were quite tired of it already hahaha.
Left: 勉强还可以 Right: Clearly, my Dad was judging all the YAY! poses. HAHAHAH.
Back to just normal posing please.
With my two best guy friends, Noob and James. Missing Ibro who was in Vietnam or Cambodia.
It was Kay’s actual birthday and she spent her entire birthday planning and setting this whole thing up. T_T We sang her a birthday song and it became my nephew’s birthday hahaha.
With my b, Atiqah.
And Hanisa too! Missing Ina and Ibro who were overseas.
With Audrey and Tina, love love! 12 years of friendship.
With Roy’s parents aka now my parents-in-law to be.
With Roy’s brothers. Yep, all of them have sharp noses. #itsinthegenes #hopefullyourbabygetsittoo
With Andee, Lynette and Min.
Lots of love for you guys! Forever meeting at McDonalds for late night talks.
Happy birthday to the both of us hehe.
Last group photo!
Another yay pose….
At this point, Noob and James already stopped playing along. Min was giving up half way.
and Mike was just.. cringing.. HAHHAHA.
Okay okay nice photos of Roy and me now!
Looking forward to spending the rest of my life with this man here, my husband to be. 🙂
You can watch the video here:
We are still in the midst of wedding planning and consolidating our wedding sponsors. We are looking for the following:
1) Pre-wedding photography
2) Actual Day Photographer + Videographer
4) Wedding Styling
5) Bridal Gown
**Update: Our wedding will be held on 7th Jan 2017.
If you are keen to work with me, do drop me an email at [email protected] !